Coolum Beach SLSC Blog


Apr 24, 2018

Last weekend the Aussie Titles concluded in Perth where our club members held the Red Cap high winning multiple national titles and a bundle of other medals and near-podium finishes.

Leading the pack was our amazing Surf Board Riding team who after some “Lively” pre-comp training sessions not far from Margaret River, brought home a swag of titles and medals – 4 x Gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Congrats to Bruce D Snr who retained his national longboard title for the third year in succession. Making his early impression as national champion was Finn W who took out the hotly contested male 14 yrs shortboard title. In straight-out finals, Jodie W assisted the clubs overall points by winning both the Short and Longboard events. Team Coach and well-known local identity Paddy L, narrowly missed out on gold, when he secured a silver medal in his masters longboard final. Toby A rounded out the medal haul with a bronze in the 14 yrs shortboard final. Just off the dais with 4th placings in their finals were Will D, Cooper W, Liana W x 2 and Paddy.

Our awesome Beach and Water Masters team finished up with excellent results with 2 x silver and 1 x bronze.
Congrats to our masters beach relay team of Kate T, Emma R, Jodie W and Heidi D for their silver and to Kate for her “oh so close” silver medal in Beach Flags. The photo finish showed only cms in it. Jodie W secured a bronze in her 2km run which was much deserved.
Our Surf Boat teams went from three to two, due to an untimely injury to Gary B in their lead up to the titles. Even though they were no longer competing, John E, Ron T and Bill S still made the huge trek across the country to ensure not only the surf boat made it to the west in time but also delivered the craft needed by the rest of our competitors. It all arrived safely.

Despite our Surf Boat teams of the Reserve Grade Ladies and Reserve Grade Men beating many of the other fancied teams in the heats that featured in the finals, a number of things didn’t go their way as such the carnival was shortened due to impending storms and split official decisions which saw an earlier than expected exit from competition. Surfboat sweep Patrick McGuire said the teams loved every minute of their very first Aussies and were now keener than ever to be back bigger and better at the Aussies next year when it returns to the Gold Coast.


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Apr 20, 2018

Annual Presentation Night tickets for all active lifesaving members available for purchase from Monday 23rd April. Read More

Club Championships and “Acer Cameron” set for Sunday 29th April

Apr 19, 2018

This year’s Club Championships will be on Sunday 29th April with the annual and very prestigious “Acer Cameron” board riding event kick starting the day at 6.00am.

Our Patrol teams have geared up for another tilt at being the Clubs best Patrol Team with the Club Championships starting at 8.30.


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Apr 18, 2018

A great result from our under 14's boys in the surfboard riding with Finn Walsh taking gold and Toby Andrews taking Bronze.

Well done boys!!

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Ladies Masters find Silver in WA

Apr 17, 2018

This week our fantastic Masters, Surfboat Rowers and Surf Board riders are competing in the Australian Surf Lifesaving Titles in Perth.

At the time of writing the Board Riders and Surf Boat rowers were yet to compete but early results from our Masters saw our wonderful Ladies Beach Relay score a national silver medal in their final. Jodie backed this up with a third place Bronze Medal in the 2 km run while Kate narrowly missed a medal taking 4th place in her beach sprint and Heidi placing 5th in her 2km run. With their successful run (Pardon the pun) up to the titles the ladies are proving their status as some of the country’s fastest ladies in Masters’ competition.

Congratulations to our other Masters competitors with the following results as at the time of writing-
Heidi and Jodie – 4th Surf Board Rescue , Emma, Kate and Jodie – 5th Surf Teams, Greg – 11th Ironman and 8th 2km Ocean swim, Emma and Kate- 6th Board Rescue, and in Surf Board Paddling – Jodie 10th, Emma 13th and Heidi 14th.
More results are yet to come with full results next week.

Massive congratulations again to our ladies burning up the sand in the west. Go Red Caps!

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Kennedy Cup was back on yesterday

Apr 16, 2018

The messy surf conditions have finally let up! Read More

Coolum Lifesavers on the World Stage

Apr 13, 2018

Last Wednesday a number of our volunteer lifesavers took to the world stage when they were involved in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. As the world now knows, the beach culture is a large part of the Aussie lifestyle and the iconic lifesaver is an intrinsic part of that.
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